Hula Dancing Classes

Hula Classes in Shoreline for ages 5-7, 8-12, and 13 through Adult

 Students will learn Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song. 

Movements will include both foot work, hand gestures and many Hawaiian words which will be explained and translated.

Students will develop the ability to not only perform hula but also know the meaning of the words and be able to translate them through dance.

Hula Class Dress Code

Girls should wear a colorful skirt or skirt (preferred), and a comfortable but snug fitting top and bare feet. Boys should wear colorful shorts, and a comfortable but snug fitting top and bare feet. 

The American Dance Institute

There are six dance ballet studios owned and operated by the American Dance Institute, four of which are located in Seattle and two are located in Shoreline, WA. You won't have to travel far to find a top-notch dance instructor at any of our educational facilities. Our Hula Classes are taught at our Shoreline Studio #1.

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We all want to do everything we can to keep the environment as clean as possible. Attending a local school in your neighborhood will reduce your environmental the distance you travel to class, reducing your carbon footprint. Surely this is something to look forward to and get excited about! Its one of many reasons that drives us to succeed building out our local neighborhood system. More dance classes to choose from that are closer to home.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are wanting to attend our Greenwood or Magnolia locations call 206-783-0755 or email us at

If you want to attend Wedgwood or Shoreline's dance studios, you can call 206-402-6561 or email us at

About Our Hula Classes

Pre-Hula (ages 5-7), Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45
Children’s Hula (ages 8-12) Wednesdays, 6:50-7:40
Adult/Teen/Jr Hula (ages 13+), Wednesdays 7:45-8:45

Meet Your Hula Teacher

Kalena Tadio, (center) Hula and Hip Hop Teacher American Dance Institute

Kalena Tadio started dancing when she was five years old and hasn't stopped since. She has studied Hip-Hop, Hula, Ballet, Jazz, and Modern Dance.

Kalena joins ADI to teach Hip-Hop and Hula at our Shoreline location, and she will teach pre-ages 5-7, kids ages 8-12, Juniors ages 11-14, and teens/adults ages 15 and up.

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Where Are The American Dance Institute Dance Studios Near Me?

Six spacious dance studios in four locations including Greenwood, Wedgwood, Magnolia, and Shoreline.

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